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PETER BRUCE’S LIST: Crucial reads for the Renaissance reader — September 22 2014

Peter Bruce lists the crucial reads of the week September 22 2014

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EDITOR'S NOTE: Digging deep

AngloGold Ashanti's decision to pull its cash call places a question mark over gold mining's future in SA — and its administration, writes Tim Cohen


DERBY'S COUNTY: Dry spell will take its toll

A stronger dollar is typically bad for commodity prices, and bad for those nations that rely on them to bolster their current accounts, writes Ron Derby


ECONOMIC VIEWPOINT: Shop while the going’s good

Consumer spending will be battered by higher taxes, weak nonmortgage borrowing and tepid job growth, writes Nazmeera Moola

Aspen milk factory.

DIAMONDS & DOGS: Aspen; Rex Trueform

Aspen's share has been on a remarkably steady upward trajectory in the past few years, while Rex Trueform is an example of a company that has stayed local and been hammered for it, writes Jamie Carr

MARKET WATCH: Hidden logic

Marc Hasenfuss asks what the reason could be for the planned vote on the very early conversion of Aveng bonds, due only in July 2019, into scrip

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FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Grumbling stomach

How long should a restaurant safely keep a table vacant for those who reserved it? Surely not two hours before the reservation time, writes Justice Malala

Apple CEO Tim Cook introduces the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus during an Apple event at the Flint Center in Cupertino, California. REUTERS/STEPHEN LAM


Toby Shapshak: Apple's first new product since the iPad in 2010 and Steve Jobs' death means it has to be new and innovative. Or does it?


BETWEEN THE CHAINS: Why is Lesotho not part of SA?

Political instability in Lesotho demands incorporation into SA, writes Sikonathi Mantshantsha

Paul Hansen. Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS


The Fidelity European Growth Fund is now making its first baby steps back and recently listed on the Allan Gray offshore platform, writes Stephen Cranston


DID YOU HEAR? Kulula's humour takes wing

Kulula is known for making the in-flight safety lecture and other announcements a bit more entertaining


Riverside Museum. Picture: BRENDAN RYAN

LETTER: Tribute to old locomotives

Thanks to Brendan Ryan for an interesting article on the Riverside Museum in Glasgow

Oscar Pistorius. Picture: SYDNEY SESHIBEDI

LETTER: Too much Pistorius trial analysis

What was especially disturbing was how the judge during her summing up was analysed and criticised at every turn


LETTER: Compulsory car insurance

Recent statistics show that a frightening number of cars on the road do not have any insurance

ANOTHER WEEK: September 18

A round-up of the week's main news events in Africa and further abroad

LETTER: Oily fish, not olive oil

Dr Anthony Dalby wishes to point out his error in the statement he gave to Richard Steyn


VIDEO: Future election prospects for ANC in Gauteng

Khulekani Magubane chats about the future election prospects for the ANC in Gauteng

VIDEO: International and local attractions at Africa’s biggest airshow

The annual Africa Aerospace and Defence show has become a global fixture for aviation enthusiasts, as well as an opportunity for global and local arms manufacturers to showcase their technology

VIDEO: Systematic problems in SA health care

Andile Makholwa chats about problems in health care in SA

VIDEO: Challenges faced by women executives in SA

Andiswa Maqutu chats about challenges that are faced by women executives in SA